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Orange farm and Silves food tour

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Orange farm and Silves food tour

3 reviews
Check local COVID-19 related recommendations or restrictions before booking. In-person Airbnb Experiences are available in this region. Please review and follow local COVID-19 related recommendations or restrictions.
Duration
6.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
farm visit

Orange farm and Silves food tour

farm visit

Orange farm and Silves food tour

3 reviews
Check local COVID-19 related recommendations or restrictions before booking. In-person Airbnb Experiences are available in this region. Please review and follow local COVID-19 related recommendations or restrictions.
Duration
6.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We start the tour early in the morning visiting an orange farm where a passionate farmer will introduce you to the fascinating and ancient traditions of Silves oranges culitavation. He will describe the different kinds of citrus and production techniques, as well as various tips from irrigation to collection. You will pick the fruit yourself assisted by a skilled staff and taste your own orange juice on site. We'll then move to Silves, walking through the historic cobble streets from the Arade river up to the castle. We will stop at three different tabernas, tasting delicious food and wine, locally sourced from the inland Algarve. For food lovers looking to delve deeper into the culinary delights of the region, we first stop for a little something to whet the appetite tasting raw ham produced in a family run black porks production in Monchique paired with seasoned cheese from Alentejo. We then stop at two more traditional restaurants while learning about Silves fascinating past along the way. Our last stop will be at a local liquor factory where you can taste a unique spirit made from oranges and medronho fruits and see how the distillation process works.

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Your host

Learn more about Matteo

Matteo

We are Gloria&Mateus, the owner of the rural B&B Gato Preto de Silves. Previously working in London in the financial industry, we fell in love with the small town of Silves and its genuine produce and people, so in 2012 we renovated an old ruin dating back to 1920 were today we run our B&B, surrounded by orange and lemon groves. Twice a week we love to share our passion and knowledge about genuine products, local farmers and traditional restaurants, introducing our guests to the fascinating history of this medieval town and its beautiful countryside.

What's included

Food
Traditional seafood "petiscos". Meet and cheese selection from the inland Algarve
Drinks
A glass of wine for lunch, a coffee and a liquors tasting session at the end of the tour.

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Where you'll be

We start the tour in the songbird filled air of rural Algarve, visiting an orange farm growing citrus fruit for the last four generations. We move back to Silves (with your own cars) and stop in three different tabernas and restaurants to taste the most traditional and delicious food while rubbing shoulders with Algarvios. Last stop will be a liquor factory where capable hands transform local oranges and regional fruits into great spirits.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Transportation is not included. The Orange Farm is located in Silves countryside so a private car is needed. Should you need a pick up at your hotel we can arrange a transfer on request and subjet to…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Water

More tips

If you any dietary requirement, please inform us before the day of the tour and we'll do our best to meet your requests!
Matteo
Orange farm and Silves food tour
3 reviews
ﺩ.ﺇ339/person
3 reviews
ﺩ.ﺇ339/person